Monday, 28 June 2010

Cocktail Weather!!

Oh my another HOT day Just turned 9am and already the sun is rockin rays!! Phewww!!

Well the card I have to show today is well needed in this heat, I cased a stunning card by Teneale Williams from Austrailia, I just love her work,..... I was asked to do a 30th card for a friend and thought this were perfect!!

It used techniques of Embossing for the medallion background stamp and heat n stick for the chipboard numbers so that i could use Black glitter, I coloured the Olive with marker pens, coloured the dots in white uniglo gel pen, The stamp set is Cheers to you a very inexpensive set, On Teneales card she had 2 june on the front I do hope Stampin up will be giving us a set of all the months, a real useful one I think.. The colours I have used are Kraft, (so to be cake crumble), Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White...

I am sure my friend will like it.....

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Another Scortcher Day......

Oh my the weather is killing me, is it you!!....... I have another card for you today, When I checked out the Colour Throwdown blog, I went on the wrong day challenge , I loved the colour challenge so I made me card, went to upload it to CT blog and thought Mmmm closed its not sunday yet, lo and behold, I done the wrong one, it was challnge number 82# tee hee....

Here is the colour challenge anyways... These colours go perfectly together don't they..

I used all the same products bar the colours as yeaterdays post!!

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Color Throwdown......

Wow what weather we are having here in the U.K Unbelievably HOT!! Too hot for me I might add..... So I thought in from the Garden and do a card, I just received the most gorgeous Stampin up set, Called Watercolour Trio I have been after since the first day I cklapped me eys on it, I had to have it.... Unfortunately its not in our U.K catty...... Booohoooooo!!

Anyways I lurve The Colour Throwdown blog and even if I dont have time to join in , I always have a mooch!! So talented those guys! This weeks challenge colours are:

I paper pierced the card too as I thought it were lacking something!!....

All items are Stampin up..... I used marker pens for the inking....

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Razzleberry Richness!!

Wow How HOT is it!! I dont know if I am suffering Hayfever but I have had a migraine for 4 days now, and I am mega fed up with it!! I do hope its not to do with the pollen count!! Eewwww!!!

Even so I have still been crafting, I have used ketto and Tilly teacup for my creations today!!

I have used the gorgeous New Stanpin up papers we have to go with the new colours, called Cottage Wall They go well with the Kraft cardstock too!!

I have coloured the images in with copics, I normally use very smooth cardstock when using these colour mediums but thougt I would try a textured one for a change! I used Razzleberry cardstock, and Ink pad,Old Olive ink pad!! And yes Ketto has odd shoes she is called Mismatch!!

Hope you likes!! I made the easel card using blossom nesties, and the sentiments are from the very talented Paula Pascal, I sooo love these designs, the swirl on the easel is also from Paula's sentiment set!!!

Monday, 21 June 2010

Father's Day!!

I thought I would show you my Gifts I made my Dad for Father's Day.... He loves the little gift bags I always make,I made a couple, My fave one is the Man Bag, The lovely Carol a fellow Stampin up Demo has kindly shared a great tutorial to make this HERE..... Thanks Carol Dad loved it!! Carol has a few fabulous Class Tutorials for sale do Pop over and Check them out

I have used the fabulous To the Nines desinger papers from Stampin up, Superb quality patterned papers which are textured and more like cardstock, and using the soon to be retired Shadow Sage cardstock and ink pad! Oh my what a shame this colour is going so great for mens creations for sure!

I also used the Circle Circus stamp set again for the next creations, I just love it, the Sentiment on the card and Box in a Bag set(Tutorail from Splitcoast Stampers) is from the Occasional Greetings Set, I used Marker pens to ink this up as I wanted a two tone effect!!
All item used are from Stampin Up

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Going Round in circles!!!

Its that tiime again, Stamp with us Challenge......

This week we have a colour challenge, and I new staright away what I wanted to use, I adore all tye creations I see with this stamp set, and have had it in my stash for yonks! Infact since we were given it at Convention last year and have never used it wow how awful is that!!

BUT today is the day I thought right bite the bullet Kim get ya circles out, as it mirrors my mind at the moment, yep I feel like I am going round in circles BIG TIME at the mo!!

I have made three small 4 x 4 inch cards, I think this set is great for Men as well as the Girlies.... Now don't forget to pop over to Stamp with us and see what other fabbiness the DT's have come up with!!

Two of our team leaders have just come back from an incentive trip with Stampin Up to the fabulous Monaco , My Upline Natalie and Monica well done girlies you deserve it... They have both also earn't this years incentive trip to Prague next year!!, Fancy some of that, why not come on board with me and join my fabulous Team and you too could earn such Luxury!!

Stash Used:
Stamps: Circle Circus,Thankyou Kindly, Abit of a birthday cheer
Marker pens: Bold Brights, Pink Passion, Real Red, Only Orange, Basic Grey
Cardstock:Whisper White
Circle punches

Sunday, 6 June 2010

BLOG HOP of new colours....... and SWU Get well

Hello my friends, I want to start by saying sorry for lack of postings, I lost my Nanny a few days after my Birthday, I had the week from hell that week, and dont think i will ever celebrate my birthday again, she were layed to rest on Wednesday just gone, a very moving funeral and a great loss to me, I just didnt feel like posting or making cards....

Onto a few creations now!
Over at ILWS I have joined in the Blog hop of New Colours, very exciting indeedy....
You would have come to me via Jan's fabulous blog HERE, We have a few Hops going on, so do make sure you get round them all, I think 3 are going on today.....
Firstly though I want to share with you my DT Card for Stamp with us, This weeks challenge is Get Well, there are fabbi inspiration form the team so do pop over for a gander!!
I used Bloomin with Beauty set, Lurve this set.... I was asked by some friend I do class for for ideas with vellum, and this is what we made, I stamped the image onto SU vellum cardstock this is lovely and thick , I then mad a mask of the image and placed it behind the main image and placed it onto a peice of whisper white cardstock, I then stamped the background stamp from Bloomin with beauty all over, I did this so that the words would not show through the vellum...

I then coloured the image on the vellum with the stampin write markers from behind to give a subtle effect, I attached the vellum to this whisper white piece using the tape runner behind the flowers, and then attached the ribbon, as simple as that!!
Stash used:Stamps: Bloomin with Beauty, Sincere salutations
Ink pads: Stazon Black, Close to Cocoa, stampin write markers
Card stock: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accesories: Mat Pack and Pricker tool, Taffeta Ribbon, Playground Buttons...>Onto The blog hop creations,

I was asked by my Upline Natalie do do a demo at our Stampin up training day, I was inspired by a fellow Demo Helen when I made these cards, I fell in love with a card using the technqiue called Ghosting , so thankyou Helen ...

To get the effect you use Versamark ink pad and brayer your chosen colour over it before it dries, you DO NOT emboss with powder, you ink directly over it... Giving you a ghostly effect, hence the name of the technique!
Using lighter colours to brayer over your ghost works out better than the darker colours, but I like the effect all the same!!
I used the set Bird on a branch , now ladies if you like this set you must purchase it before the end of Sept, I have a feeling it wont go into the new October catty, if your anything like me I was GUTTED beyond belief when the stunning Soft Summer stamp set didnt make it into the main catty, could not for the life of me work that one out!!, So dont get caught out, get it NOW!!

Anyone wanting to purchase this set from me, will get FREE POSTAGE cost..... this is my offer not SU's....

Stash used:

Stamp sets: Bird on a branch, Baroque Motifs, Thankyou Kindly
Cardstock: Whisper white, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Ink pads: Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Basic Grey. Versmark
Accessories: Polka Dot Ribbon, and Satin Ribbon, Brads, Crystals, Brayer, Matt Pack and Pricker tool.

Have you enjoyed todays creations, I hope so, now don't forget to cintinue the hop, you will miss loads more fabbi creations of you don't.... To continue Pop over to Karin HERE to see her wonderful blog and creations...
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